The story behind Francesco is a variation of one that we’ve heard from a few of our producers, one that seems to get more and more charming with each telling. Francesco’s father and grandfather had been bottling wine in demijohns along with selling some grapes, making decent wine that they could sell in nearby towns. Francesco was the first generation to study at the university (nearby Turin), and would ultimately take the family winery to a new level of quality.
It dates back a few generations, when Francesco’s grandparents were farming corn and raising cows and horses like most of their neighbors. Francesco’s grandpa (much to the chagrin of his grandmother) decided to sell his animals to invest in resources for is true passion, winemaking. Within Alto Piemonte, their town of Suno is more known to farm corn and other fruits and vegetables, but does share very similar climate and soil to the nearby Boca and Gattinara. As we familiarize ourselves with his wines, his rolling hills of sandy/clay soil enriched with Magnesium and Potassium serve as a wonderful production area.